Stuttering Foundation Responds to Samuel L. Jackson's Comments

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 2, 2012) — Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation, had the following reaction to Samuel L. Jackson sharing his ongoing experience with stuttering with New York Magazine:

“When we hear Hollywood superstars like Samuel L. Jackson or James Earl Jones talk about their experience with stuttering, it is a wonderful reminder for us about people who stutter. They can be brilliant, funny, engaging and even Oscar-worthy. Sometimes they can gain control of their fluency over time, with a professional help and hard work. But most of all, they are an inspiration to more than 68 million people around the world who struggle with stuttering.”

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Jane Fraser, Stuttering Foundation President
Jane Fraser is president of The Stuttering Foundation and co-author of If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents, 8th edition. She is also vice president of the Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood, Michael Palin Centre, London. Ms. Fraser is available for interviews by contacting Greg Wilson, 571-239-7474 or email:

About the Foundation
Malcolm Fraser, a successful businessman and stutterer, went on to establish and endow the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation in 1947. The Stuttering Foundation provides a toll-free helpline, 800-992-9392, and free online resources on its Website,, including services, referrals and support to people who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. Please visit us at